D133. Jan 11. Butterfly snapshots

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Prof. Jumalon amassed a vast collection of butterflies through his travels worldwide and by trading local Philippine species with foreign ones.

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Jumalon’s fascination with Lepidopterans did not just end in having them preserved and framed. He wanted the butterflies close by especially the rare ones. So to invite these insects he planted his residence with butterfly food plants. He also caught live specimens and released them in his garden.

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His butterfly collection is known to be the oldest and perhaps the biggest in the Philippines.

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Other insects are also featured in the collection…

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Beetles of all shapes and colors, bees and wasps

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… All that being shot by a mysterious photographer…

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